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Lots to see

This place is very interesting and has a lot to offer on the history of the area. However it could... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2019
Carol F
Ghosting expeditions

Long driving for the experience but well worth the views. We did it in the Smart but I would not... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2017
Quartzsite, Arizona
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May 1, 2019
“Lots to see”
Mar 6, 2019
“Mining town”
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Swansea Road, Parker, AZ 85344
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Reviewed May 1, 2019

This place is very interesting and has a lot to offer on the history of the area. However it could really use more signs and information on them. It is a shame to let got to complete ruin.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Carol F
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

Awesome place to visit! The road in is primitive but passable with two wheel drive. The drive is beautiful! Definitely worth the trip!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank bsktjulie
Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

This was a hard drive to see very little. No signs of ghosts or anything else. You need a rugged vehicle to drive the final few miles.

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank CamilleV643
Reviewed January 12, 2018

I have been to a lot of ghost towns in the Southwest. This one is disappointing considering the distance on dirt roads. It is not a town, but a mining site.There are no buildings to see other than the workers cabins which have been restored...More

Date of experience: January 2018
5  Thank Ray S
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

Long driving for the experience but well worth the views. We did it in the Smart but I would not recommend it for just anyone, it takes talent!

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank J3w3ll68
Reviewed December 29, 2017

Most Arizona ghost towns require four wheel drive to visit, but not Swansea. We went in our F150 2wd truck and there was a car at the town when we got there! I DO NOT recommend driving a car there because of the ground clearance...More

Date of experience: December 2017
5  Thank 940brianm940
Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to visit if you appreciate history and a great view. You can make it with a two wheel drive but I always recommend a high clearance vehicle, preferably 4x4. Great place for a family day trip. Be sure to read...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank 900georgef
Reviewed April 14, 2017

This archeological site is maintained by the BLM & AZ. Saw only 2 other vehicles (Thursday). Long drive to town off route 95 and some of the road was rough with loose rock. 4WD not needed. Brochure at vault toilet helped with visualizing the ruins...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank hng863
Reviewed April 8, 2017

I've been to a lot of remote mines and ghost towns but this is one of the larger ones. What was cool was there were camping locations with benches and bbqs. It was good to see someone is trying to preserve the old buildings. The...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank KAHNMAN805
Reviewed October 11, 2016

This is one of my favorite places to load up the atv's and go. There is a trailhead outside of Bouse where you can park and unload. One your ride you will follow an above ground pipeline that runs for miles. The scenery is great...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank pollyc2011
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